One split second … the moment that changed their lives forever.
When a car carrying five friends home from a party crashes into a wall, the consequences are devastating – not just for the young people directly involved, but also for their families and the wider community.
No one escapes unscathed, but some are more deeply scarred than others.
Those affected are left to question who was to blame for the accident, and what price they will pay.
This moving story of an accident and its aftermath explores our understanding of love and loyalty, grief and forgiveness.
Emotionally Packed & Strangely Uplifting!
There is a lot of food for thought between the covers of this novel; it certainly made me re-think a few things.
On their way home from a party, five young adults are involved in a horrific crash. This is the story of the fallout which follows, and how it affects not only the occupants but also their families in the wider community.
A thoughtful and considered story, this one ate me up. Showing both sides of the picture following a car accident, it’s hard to decide who to sympathise with the most. Is it the injured or their families? Caroline Bond has covered every eventuality and emotion and, although there is no need to choose ‘sides’, my empathy swung first one way, then the other – and back again, several times. This is very skilfully crafted; I became engrossed very quickly and the characterisation is terrific. I could easily imagine each and every one and, in several cases, compare them to those I know! A very different kind of tale, but an excellent one, beautifully written and all-encompassing. I had no idea where it was going or even what the ending would be, but I think the author worked it out perfectly. I wouldn’t change a single thing. Emotionally packed and strangely uplifting, this is one I would recommend, especially to everyone seeking that something different in a book. I’m delighted to give One Split Second 4.5*.
My thanks to the publisher for my copy via NetGalley and to Rachel’s Random Resources for my spot on this tour; this is – as always – my honest, original and unbiased review.
Tags: women’s sagas
- Format: ebook, hardcover
- Size: 304 pages
- Publisher: Corvus
- Publication Date: 04 June 2020
- Links: Goodreads
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Caroline Bond was born at the seaside and still feels happiest when walking into a headwind with the prospect of fish and chips on the near horizon. She had a fulfilling career in research before becoming a writer.
Her debut, The Second Child, was inspired, in part, by her experiences working with, and raising, a disabled child. Her second, The Forgotten Sister, reflects her belief that our life chances are hugely impacted by our upbringings. Her third, One Split Second, explores guilt and forgiveness.
She is a slow, but tenacious runner and not a bad cook.
She prefers red to white wine.